Dr Daniel Cook, Lecturer in English at Dundee and Associate Director of the Centre for Scottish Culture, has been invited to chair and participate in a Plenary Panel on ‘Reading The Lay of the Last Minstrel‘, along with J.H.Alexander, Gillian Hughes, Susan Oliver, Ainsley McIntosh, Alison Lumsden, and John Patrick Pazdziora. The Panel will be part of the Tenth International Scott Conference to be held at the University of Aberdeen from 8-12 July 2014.
The University of Aberdeen is home to the Bernard C. Lloyd Collection of Walter Scott Materials, one of the largest collections of material relating to Scott anywhere in the world. The Lloyd Collection is particularly rich in materials that demonstrate the international and cultural legacies of Scott’s work. With the broad theme of Activating the Archive the Tenth International Scott Conference will explore the ways in which archives related to Scott may be exploited for scholarship and how they can enhance our understanding of his work.